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VOL. LVI, No. 16 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11
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Cheer at Pep
Wally Weber Will
Take Emcee Spot
The Army game weekend will get
underway today as students cheer
around a roaring bonfire at the pep
rally at Ferry Field before the biggest
gridiron clash of the 1946 football
Start at Union
The rally will be organized at 7:30
p.m. on the steps of the Union and
will proceed from there to Ferry Field,
following the University Marching
Band in a torchlight parade.
Wally Weber, coach of the 'B' foot-
ball team and one of Michigan's fa-.
vorite emcees will hold the limelight
during the evening's proceedings fill-
ing both the emcee and featured
As a new feature in Michigan pep
rallies, the Varsity Committee, spon-
sors of the rally, has asked each stu-
dent to bring a piece of wood and
throw it on the giant bonfire at Ferry
Field as they pass by in the parade.
The committee also has suggested
that houses carry banners in tonight's
parade and use them again for the
Homecoming Weekend rally.
The cheerleaders, headed by Bill
McGowan, will be on hand to lead the
crowd in the parade and in singing
and cheers at the field.
The committee is asking students
to take advantage again of the nat-
ural amphitheatre at the field. The
hill going up to the highway on the
south side of the field forms an ideal
grandstand and by using it, a com-
mittee member said, everyone will be
able to see the band and cheerleaders
and speakers on the platform on the
level part of the field.
The rally tonight represents the
work of the Varsity Committee and
the newly-formed Pep Club, who are
working with the cheerleaders to co-
ordinate student participation in
Band Will Play
Tribute to Yost
At Army Game
In addition to its regular forma-
tions, the University Marching Band
will play a special medley of numbers
in tribute to former Athletic Director,
the late Fielding H. Yost at half time
in tomorrow's game.
The Band will also do a special ar-
rangement of "Varsity" by William D.
Revelli, conductor of the band.-
The performances of both Army's
Academy Band and Michigan's
Marching Band tomorrow should be
'especially interesting to spectators
because they will demonstrate two
distinct types of presentations,
George Cavender, publicity manager
of the University organization, said.
While the Academy group will exe-
cute precision marching and military
maneuvers, the Michigan Band will
display regular formations.
Entering the Stadium at 1:10 p.m.,
the Academy Band wil parade with
314 men from the First Class of the
U. S. Corps of Cadets before the game
begins. They will be led by Cadet
William J. Schuder, Brigade Com-
mander of the Military Academy.
The Michigan Band, led by Revelli
and Assistant Director Harold Fer-
guson, will then enter the field, form
a block "A" to honor Army, and
march to the south goal for the flag-
Guilty in Auto Theft
Donald T. Itzov, 23-year-old Uni-
versity freshman charged with un-
lawfully driving away an automobile
belonging to his landlord has entered
a plea of guilty in the circuit court.
A student from Iron Mountain,
Mich.,' Itzov was remanded to the
county jail to await sentence for his
fifth Ann Arbor offense.
Hospitalized Vets Can
Use Student Tickets
This is the final ruling-STUDENT tickets may be trans-
ferred to wounded World War II veterans now stationed at Percy
Jones Hospital, Battle Creek.
The Daily and the University chapter of the AVC are renew-
Ing an appeal to STUDENTS; FACULTY MEMBERS, ALUM-
NI to turn in tickets to the Army game which the owners do not
plan to use.
All tickets will be given to amputees at Percy Jones Hospital,
who are extremely anxious to see the game.
All available tickets can be turned into the Senior Editorial
Office of The Michigan Daily, Rm. 204, 420 Maynard St.
People who contribute their student books or single non-stu-
dent tickets will be given, a receipt by The Daily. All student
books will be returned promptly.
All tickets should be turned in before 6 p.m. today.
T' A thietic Board .reverses
Decision on i cket Transfer
The University Athletic Board last night put its stamp of ap-
proval on transfer of student tickets for the Army game to World
War II amputees at Percy Jones Hospital in Battle Creek.
Acting swiftly on renewed appeals by The Daily and the Uni-
versity chapter of the American Veterans Committee, the board
reversed yesterday's decision against the transfer after learning
that the Bureau of Internal Revenue would permit such action.
Truman Confers With Cabinet As
Free Danube Navigation Okayed
Settled at Paris
World News at a Glance
Four Meeting Will
Up River Control
An official of the bureau's Detroit
office told The Daily that tax ex-
empt tickets could be transferred to
members of the armed forces in uni-
form provided the tickets were free.
Andrew S. Baker, athletic ticket
manager, said that every effort
would be made to aid Percy Jones
soldiers in getting to their seats in the
"We'll get the busses in the Percy
Jones group as close to gates as possi-
ble," Baker said, pledging full coop-
After requesting University offi-
cials to pave the way for the transfer
See TICKETS, Page 6
Frederic J. Arnold, of Ann Arbor,
finds that the "wrong number" can
induce jangled nerves in no time at
All day Wednesday Arnold and his
wife were besieged by Air Corps re-
serve officers in this areaseeking in-
formation on the $500 yearly bonus
announced by the Army.
Readers of The Daily had been di-
rected to a Capt. Fred Arnold, com-
manding officer of the Ann Arbor
Reserve Officers' Association, for
claffication of their status.
Frederic Arnold, who has no con-
nection with thedReserve Officers'As-
sociation, issued a call for help last
For the information of prospective
bonus recipients, Capt. Arnold may
be reached at Ann Arbor phone num-
ber 2-7255 or 4289.
Req nests Will
Dean Joseph A. Bursley, Veterans'
Coordinator Walter Farris and Di-
rector of Residence Halls Francis. C.
Shiel will meet today to consider ap-
plications from several Willow Village
residents for permission to move into
Although Village residents may
cancel their housing contracts with
the Federal Public Housing Authority
on three-day notice, students who
wish to do so must first obtain Uni-
versity administration approval. This
is necessary because of a Board of
Regents ruling which delegates re-
sponsibility for housing arrange-
ments to the Office of the Dean of
Students and the Offices of the Dean
of Women for men and women stu-
The committee will hold "emer-
gency" need as the only valid reason
for permission to move into the city,
even though the applicant may al-
ready have found quarters in Ann Ar-
bor. They explained that it is ex-
tremely important for the University
to keep Willow Village housing units
allocated to students occupied so that
they will not be moved out of that
Applications for transfer must be
filed at the Office of the Dean of Stu-
dents at least 10 days prior to the
moving date requested.
A letter from Vice-President Rob-
ert P. Briggs, fully explaining the
University's position, is published on
By The Associated Press
PARIS, Friday, Oct. 11 - The
Paris Peace Conference approved to-
day a joint American and British pro-
posal for free navigation on the Dan-
ube River and completed work on the
terms of the peace treaty with Rou-
Vote Is 15-6
The vote on the Danube issues was
15 to 6-the division being along the
usual East-West lines. Earlier the
American and British peas for free
navigation on this key Europeon river
and unhampered trade in the Balkans
were met by Soviet accusations that
ern and eastern viewpoints came as
to further their "imperialistic" ambi-
By a 14-to-seven vote the confer-
ence also provided that Roumania,
all other Danubian states and the big
four would have a conference within
six months after the Roumanian
treaty goes into effect.for the purpose.
of establishing the river's "new inter-
The sharp clash between the west-
"dollar democracies" were seeking
the conference rushed toward com-
pletion of the peace treaty with Rou-
mania after putting the final stamp
on the Italian pact.
Vote Began Tonight
The delegates began voting on the
Roumanian treaty at the start of to-
night's plenary session, completing
the political articles in 45 minutes
with little difficulty.
They agreed also to reduce Rou-
mania's armed forces to 125,000 men
for the army, 5,000 men and 15,000
tons of shipping for the navy and 100
combat and 50 transport planes and
8,000 men for the air force. Then the
delegates went on to vote on the dis-
puted Danubian and commercial
TB' Team Will
Michigan's 'B' football team will
play Indiana's reserves at Ferry
Field at 3:30 p.m. today. Students
will be admitted on presentation of
their season football tickets, and
faculty members by their regular
coupons. Non-students will be
charged one dollar.
By the Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10-President Truman left the future of pay
controls in doubt tonight by making no decision on whether to accept or
reject resignations of the Wage Stabilization Board's industry members.
Mr. Truman told his news conference he has not made up his mind yet
about the resignations submitted by A. Colman Barrett and Earle Cannon.
* * * * .
BERLIN, Oct. 10-Hermann Goering and three arch Nazis lost an
appeal tonight to die a soldier's death before a firing squad and the
Allied Control Council confirmed that Hitler's once-designated successor
and ten of his associates will die on the gallows next Wednesday.
After five and one half hours of deliberation the Four-Power Coun-
cil rejected 'clemency appeals for 16 high Nazis convicted for crimes
against the world and humanity.
* * * *
FRANKFURT, Germany, Oct. 10-An unexplained suspension of
American plane flights over Czechoslovakia and Russian-controlled Hun-
gary was lifted suddenly late today but a U.S. military ban still remained
on flights by either civil or military aircraft over Rumania.
Officials in headquarters of U.S. forces in the European theater stead-
fastly refused to give any reason either for yesterday's original suspension
order or for the confusing removal of the Czech and Hungarian bans.
** * *
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10-The British have no atom bombs, Presi-
dent declared flatly today-and diplomats expressed belief his statement
might help relieve tension abroad.
Answering two direct questions inspired by published reports that a
supply of the devastating missiles had been turned over to Britain, Mr.
Truman told his news conference without qualification:
1. The British have none of the bombs.
2. There are no atomic bombs stockpiled in Britain.
* * * *
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10-Cordell Hull showed considerable improve-
ment today, the Naval Hospital reported.
At one time during the past week, Mr. Hull's condition was regarded
* * * *
NEW YORK, Oct. 10-The Soviet Consulate said today 11 citizens
of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, who came here to attend the
American Slav Congress, had been ordered home by their government
rather than comply with a Justice Department order for them to regis-
ter as agents of a foreign power.
* * * *
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10-The ship owners and agents committee for
the Atlantic and Gulf coasts withdrew tonight from the maritime strike
negotiations asserting "the positions of the unions make a continuation of
* * * *
GENEVA, N.Y., Oct. 10-Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P. Ander-
son said tonight American agriculture soon will face a problem of main-
taining markets for its "new-found productive capacity."
In a speech prepared for a meeting of farm leaders sponsored by
Rotary International, the cabinet officer said also that farmers must
find ways to shift production of various commodities from a wartime to
a peacetime pataern of demands.
NEW YORK, Oct. 10-Speaking before 500 American businessmen in
the heart of the Wall Street district, Andrei A. Gromyko said today that
the United Nations can be a valuable instrument in the struggle for peace
only if the world's major powers "really desire to strengthen the organiza-
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10-President Truman said today he has no
plans to make a political speech in New York during the state and con-
gressional election campaign.
To Force Issue
By /!e Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10-With the
question of easing meat controls to
the fore, President Truman went into
a huddle tonight with key advisors,
including the two who would draft
any executive order.
The decontrol issue was placed
squarely up to the administration in
a formal petition of the beef packers,
backed by sworn statements that
livestock on the hoof is plentiful.
Secretary of Agriculture Anderson,
to whom the petition was made,
promised a speedy answer. He pre-
sumably will be governed by the Pres-
That was emphatically against re-
moving ceilings two weeks ago. But a
question mark appeared today when
the President at his news conference
declined to comment when asked
whether he still holds that view.
The session at the White House
reached no decision, press secretary
Chares G. Ross reported, and the full
Cabinet will review meat shortage to-
morrow. Ross sai tonight's meeting
"was simply a session in which the
President listened to these men."
They included both Attorney General
Clark and Clark Clifford, presidential
legal counsel, as well as officials di-
rectly concerned with meat.
Democratic chairman Robert E.
Hannegan was one of the conferees.
The others were Undersecretary of
the Treasury O. Max Gardner, Un-
der-secretary of State Will Clayton,
reconversion Director John R. Steel-
man, Price Administration Paul Por-
ter, Richard H. Field of the OPA and
Robert H. Shields of the Agriculture
Department. Anderson himself was
out of town.
The President's unwillingness to
commit himself on the question of
meat price controls today, in con-
See MEAT, Page 6
The incentive of the American de-
mand for music-any kind-is pro-
ducing an amazing degree of musical
advancement in American youth,
James Melton said yesterday.
Pointing out the prevalence of
musical education in public schools,
the large number of musical scholar-
ships offered all over the country and
the excellence of the advanced train-
ing available to aspiring musicians,
the Metropolitan tenor said that
America has assumed leadership of
the musical world.
"There's no longer any reason why
a musician should study in Europe,"
Melton, who sang before a capacity
audience in the first concert of the
Choral Union Series last night, char-
acterized the increase in musical con-
sciousness as a long-time movement,
not just a part of post-war entertain-
"Every large city in the United
States has a symphony orchestra,"
he said, "and a good one at that." He
went on to explain that the growing
interest in music as such has rubbed
out the lines separating "long-hair"
and popular music. "Musical pro-
grams are becoming broader all the
time," he said.
President Alexander G. Ruhtven
yesterday expressed appreciation to
the people of Ann Arbor for their co-
operation in helping to solve the Uni-
versity's housing problem.
An increase since the spring semes-
ter of over 2,000 students housed in
community homes was cited by Presi-
dent Ruthven. He said that in the
spring semester 3,748 students were
accommodated in private homes in
the community, and this semester
5,762 are so housed.
This number is exclusive of the
1,975 students who room in League
Houses and other approved rooming
housing, the president explained.
A complete report on student hous-
ing for the fall semester shows that
4,411 students are living in 'Univer-
sity residence halls and 1,719 in fra-"
ternity and sorority houses. League
and other approved houses are caring
for 1,975 students while another 279
are living in the nurses' dormitory.
Single students living at Willow Run
Village number 1,758, while 1,371
married students are living at the